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Minister's Moore St plan does not protect entire historic 1916 terrace

10 November, 2015 - by Mícheál Mac Donncha

Commenting on the Moore Street plan announced by Minister Heather Humphreys, Sinn Féin Councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha, a member of Dublin City Council's Moore Street Advisory Committee, said:

"While it is welcome that the Government has acquired the National Monument 14-17 Moore Street and proposes to finally address its current deplorable condition, the fact is that the Minister's plan does not protect the entire historic terrace 10-25 Moore Street and the 'lanes of history'.

"The very questionable planning permission which would allow the demolition of the entire terrace, apart from 14 to 17, is still in place. If proceeded with by the developer, this would see the area engulfed in a giant shopping mall that no-one wants.

"There are also question marks over the work being proposed for 14-17. Is this the same plan previously put forward by Chartered Land? The Moore Street Advisory Committee and City Councillors generally have received no information on this. We will reserve judgement until we receive more information." 

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